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Lab based position: individual will help with experiment execution
The Pre-Pivotal Drug Substance Technologies organization at our develops, characterizes and supports clinical drug substance manufacturing processes for all early-stage programs in the portfolio.
This lab-based position is located at our Thousand Oaks, CA site. The successful candidate will be responsible for support of the development, characterization, scale-up and support of upstream and downstream processes to enable clinical advancement of our programs.
This role is in an integrated bioprocess development group in which cell culture and purification scientists work together to advance our rich, exciting and dynamic pipeline. With our biology first approach, the position provides the unique opportunity to work on multiple modalities including antibodies, BiTEs, oncolytic viruses, bispecifics, and siRNAs.
The successful candidate will design and execute experiments at the bench scale, spanning the end-to-end drug substance process, including both cell culture and purification operations. The candidate will apply established platform approaches and utilize problem-solving skills to rapidly solve day-to-day experimental challenges. Additionally, the candidate will utilize out-of-the-box thinking to contribute to technology development. Finally, the candidate will also expand and develop skills in both cell culture and purification, thereby further contributing to the integrated group.
Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience or master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Life Sciences, or other relevant sciences with a demonstrated record of excellence.
Ability to identify, develop and implement solutions to practical problems through application of fundamental scientific and engineering principles, preferably in a process development environment.
Basic understanding of protein chromatography, filtration or cell culture principles; hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture, and/or purification operations is a plus.
Prior experience with data analytical tools (Excel, Spotfire, etc.) is preferred. Experience with statistical analysis and programming in JMP, R, and/or Python environments is a plus.
Motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Team player with the ability to successfully work within a diverse team in a dynamic, cross-functional environment.
Familiarity with design of experiments and statistical analysis of data desirable.
"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"